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What’s driving Millennial, Gen Z nurses

Editor's Note A new HCA Healthcare survey finds that in the past 4 years Millennials and Gen Z nurses have gone from being the minority to now being the majority in the employee population, and their professional priorities and expectations differ from past generations, according to a February 11 report…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 12, 2020
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Hospital employment up in January

Editor's Note Employment in US hospitals was up 9,700 jobs in January to a seasonally adjusted 5,252,800, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on February 7. That’s up 88,500 more employees than a year ago. Overall, healthcare employment has increased to a seasonally adjusted 360,700 in the past year. The…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 10, 2020
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Study confirms nurses at higher risk of suicide

Editor's Note In this first national study of US nurse suicide, researchers from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and UC San Diego Health, Department of Nursing, found that male and female nurses are at higher risk of suicide than the general population. Data from the Centers…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 4, 2020
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Hospital employment up in December

Editor's Note Employment in US hospitals was up 8,800 jobs in December to a seasonally adjusted 5,297,100, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on January 10. That’s up 102,000 more employees than a year ago. Overall, healthcare employment has increased 398,800 in the past year. The overall unemployment rate remains…

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By: Judy Mathias
January 13, 2020
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Knowing yourself is key to being a leader

Editor's Note To lead others, managers must first know how to lead themselves, writes Laurie Ruettimann in the November 17 laurieruettimann.com. Leadership is only possible after managers know what they stand for, where they come from, what they intend to do, and how they actually act, Ruettimann says. Self-leadership is…

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By: Judy Mathias
November 19, 2019
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Supportive leaders boost staying power of nursing staff--Part 2

Retaining well-performing staff reduces the amount of resources, particularly time and money, that OR leaders need to spend on recruiting and training new employees. Part 1 of this two-part series provided an overview of retention issues and discussed the importance of the leader’s role and a positive work culture (OR…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
November 18, 2019
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Hospital employment up in October

Editor's Note Employment in US hospitals was up 2,100 jobs in October to a seasonally adjusted 5,270,600, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on November 1. That’s up 91,300 more employees than a year ago. Overall, healthcare employment has increased 402,100 in the past year. The overall unemployment rate was…

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By: Judy Mathias
November 4, 2019
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Supportive leaders boost staying power of nursing staff--Part 1

OR nurse leaders are struggling not only to recruit staff, but to retain them—especially as younger generations begin to dominate the work pool. A 2019 study by Dowling Dols and colleagues found that Millennials were generally satisfied with their jobs, yet they anticipated staying with their current employer for 3.03…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
October 21, 2019
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Soup to nuts recruitment: Finding and onboarding OR nurses--Part 3

Recruiting OR staff who will best meet culture and competency expectations is a three-pronged process that starts with a sound marketing strategy, progresses to the application and interview stage, and concludes with the decision to hire and onboard. Parts 1 and 2 of this three-part series covered the roles that…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
October 21, 2019
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Hospital employment up in September

Editor's Note Employment in US hospitals was up 8,100 jobs in September to a seasonally adjusted 5,267,000, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on October 4. That’s up 101,500 more employees than a year ago. Overall, healthcare employment has increased 422,600 in the past year. The overall unemployment rate fell…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 8, 2019
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